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Looking back

10 years ago: April 2, 2009

Local businesses feeling pinch: Just like corporate America, locally owned businesses are feeling the pinch of the current economic recession and like corporate America, they’re all struggling to find ways to survive.
Governments effected, not crippled by recession: Financial officers from three governmental bodies in Jessamine County say that the national economic recession has had an effect on their budgets, but nothing extensive enough to cause any panic while going through next year’s budgetary process.
Jessamine industries weathering downturn: During the recent recession, some local industries have had to take several measures to cut costs and find ways to stay afloat until upswing can come.
Commissioners shoot down developer’s extension request: The Nicholasville City Commission decided against granting an extension to Bellerive Development which would have pushed back a $100,000 payment from 2000 to 2012.

20 years ago: April 1, 1999

Police evacuate residents after 911 call: Several residents of Longview Drive were evacuated from their homes last Thursday afternoon following a 911 call concerning a man who was upset and armed with a gun.
History in the making, U.S. 68 farm may be chosen for national historic register: In 1790, George Washington was 58 years old and living in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was yet to be president, and Canewood Farm off of Harrodsburg Road in Jessamine County was being carved out of the untamed wilderness.
Worker rescued from construction cave-in: Tragedy was averted yesterday when rescue workers were able to free a local construction worker from a cave-in on Plum Lake.
Jessamine’s rapid growth creates public challenges: The wheels of change are rolling along at a rapid pace in Jessamine County. New subdivisions, new businesses and townhouses on Nicholasville’s Main Street are in the works for the coming century.

30 years ago: April 6, 1989

Lottery tickets over Jessamine projected at $50,000 opening day; ten $100 winners reported: A substantial cross section of the Jessamine County population is not timid over participation in a game of chance. That conclusion became clear Tuesday evening with the first official state lottery results.
Nicholasville native Pulitzer finalist in photography: One of Jessamine County’s own has made a name for himself in the journalism world. Benjamin Van Hook, the son of J.C. and Fern Van Hook, recently learned that he, along with the other staff at the Louisville Courier Journal had received a Pulitzer Prize for coverage on the Carollton bus crash.
Vehicles parked at car dealers vandalized in late March: Breaking into new and used vehicles on car dealership lots in the northern part of the county seems to have been the thing to do during the last days of March.

40 years ago: April 5, 1979

County receives $464,750 grant for Keene rehabilitation project: The Jessamine County Fiscal Court has received a $465,750 grant from the federal government to rehabilitate Keene. A meeting will be held in Keene to discuss the project.
Childless Wilmore couple’s home is blessed with affectionate adopted Vietnamese Girl: Amy Woodcock, a Vietnamese child, came to be adopted by an adoring childless couple, Steve and Diane Woodcock, through a remarkable series of incidents.
Commission will ask outside expert to review zone change request: Jessamine County-Wilmore Planning Commission voted Tuesday to get a professional planner to review a zone change request for a large subdivision on the John Wats farm on the northeast edge of Nicholasville city limits.
Nicholasville man owner of top performing bull: C.B. Mathis Jr. of Nicholasville, had the top-performing individual bull and the top-performing sire group of bulls at the recently completed Kentucky Central Bull Test conducted at the Eden Shale Farm near Owenton.

50 years ago: April 3, 1969

JCHS youth investigate private enterprise system: Upperclassmen of JCHS are participating in a Jessamine County Private Enterprise Seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to teach junior and senior high school students the benefits and fallacies of the private enterprise system.
Purple Martin enthusiasts anxiously await the arrival of clean, mosquito-eating bird: Purple Martin’s eat 2,000 mosquitos a day, Jessamine County Purple Martin enthusiast Robert Sellers said.
Road conditions raise Jessamine accident toll: A southbound motorist was seriously injured Tuesday near the Y-grocery on KY 29.
Nicholasville confirms decision to forego city, county planning: Fiscal Court received a letter Thursday from the City of Nicholasville establishing the City of Nicholasville does not wish to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to form a joint City County Planning unit at this time signed by Mayor Woodford Grow.

10 years ago: April 2, 2009

Local businesses feeling pinch: Just like corporate America, locally owned businesses are feeling the pinch of the current economic recession and like corporate America, they’re all struggling to find ways to survive.
Governments effected, not crippled by recession: Financial officers from three governmental bodies in Jessamine County say that the national economic recession has had an effect on their budgets, but nothing extensive enough to cause any panic while going through next year’s budgetary process.
Jessamine industries weathering downturn: During the recent recession, some local industries have had to take several measures to cut costs and find ways to stay afloat until upswing can come.
Commissioners shoot down developer’s extension request: The Nicholasville City Commission decided against granting an extension to Bellerive Development which would have pushed back a $100,000 payment from 2000 to 2012.

20 years ago: April 1, 1999

Police evacuate residents after 911 call: Several residents of Longview Drive were evacuated from their homes last Thursday afternoon following a 911 call concerning a man who was upset and armed with a gun.
History in the making, U.S. 68 farm may be chosen for national historic register: In 1790, George Washington was 58 years old and living in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was yet to be president, and Canewood Farm off of Harrodsburg Road in Jessamine County was being carved out of the untamed wilderness.
Worker rescued from construction cave-in: Tragedy was averted yesterday when rescue workers were able to free a local construction worker from a cave-in on Plum Lake.
Jessamine’s rapid growth creates public challenges: The wheels of change are rolling along at a rapid pace in Jessamine County. New subdivisions, new businesses and townhouses on Nicholasville’s Main Street are in the works for the coming century.

30 years ago: April 6, 1989

Lottery tickets over Jessamine projected at $50,000 opening day; ten $100 winners reported: A substantial cross section of the Jessamine County population is not timid over participation in a game of chance. That conclusion became clear Tuesday evening with the first official state lottery results.
Nicholasville native Pulitzer finalist in photography: One of Jessamine County’s own has made a name for himself in the journalism world. Benjamin Van Hook, the son of J.C. and Fern Van Hook, recently learned that he, along with the other staff at the Louisville Courier Journal had received a Pulitzer Prize for coverage on the Carollton bus crash.
Vehicles parked at car dealers vandalized in late March: Breaking into new and used vehicles on car dealership lots in the northern part of the county seems to have been the thing to do during the last days of March.

40 years ago: April 5, 1979

County receives $464,750 grant for Keene rehabilitation project: The Jessamine County Fiscal Court has received a $465,750 grant from the federal government to rehabilitate Keene. A meeting will be held in Keene to discuss the project.
Childless Wilmore couple’s home is blessed with affectionate adopted Vietnamese Girl: Amy Woodcock, a Vietnamese child, came to be adopted by an adoring childless couple, Steve and Diane Woodcock, through a remarkable series of incidents.
Commission will ask outside expert to review zone change request: Jessamine County-Wilmore Planning Commission voted Tuesday to get a professional planner to review a zone change request for a large subdivision on the John Wats farm on the northeast edge of Nicholasville city limits.
Nicholasville man owner of top performing bull: C.B. Mathis Jr. of Nicholasville, had the top-performing individual bull and the top-performing sire group of bulls at the recently completed Kentucky Central Bull Test conducted at the Eden Shale Farm near Owenton.

50 years ago: April 3, 1969

JCHS youth investigate private enterprise system: Upperclassmen of JCHS are participating in a Jessamine County Private Enterprise Seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to teach junior and senior high school students the benefits and fallacies of the private enterprise system.
Purple Martin enthusiasts anxiously await the arrival of clean, mosquito-eating bird: Purple Martin’s eat 2,000 mosquitos a day, Jessamine County Purple Martin enthusiast Robert Sellers said.
Road conditions raise Jessamine accident toll: A southbound motorist was seriously injured Tuesday near the Y-grocery on KY 29.
Nicholasville confirms decision to forego city, county planning: Fiscal Court received a letter Thursday from the City of Nicholasville establishing the City of Nicholasville does not wish to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to form a joint City County Planning unit at this time signed by Mayor Woodford Grow.